Compare Volvo XC60 to BMW X3 

Compare What's New Volvo XC60 and the BMW X3 in Exeter, NH

When in the midst of a new car search, researching the various models attracting you can take some time, but we look to make your car-buying process simple and free of hassles. That's why we compare so many of our new Volvo models for sale near Portsmouth, NH with competitors from other luxury brands. When you see how these new Volvo cars and SUVs compare with models from automakers like BMW in areas ranging from second-row legroom to horsepower to value to safety, you'll see that a new Volvo has lots to offer.

Below, we've compared the Volvo XC60 and BMW X3 for Dover, NH drivers that are looking to buy a new luxury SUV. These two-row models each have impressive qualities, but the new Volvo XC60 has some clear advantages that will attract many drivers to it. Check out our Volvo XC60 and BMW X3 comparison out to see how these luxury SUVs stack up!

2020 BMW X3 2020 BMW X3

Design and Style

  • These luxury SUVs for sale near York, ME have similar exterior dimensions, but the Volvo XC60 has a sleeker look while having more chrome accents sure to draw eyes towards you.
  • Inside, the Volvo XC60 again has more style with leather seats coming standard, there's synthetic leather in the BMW X3, as well as available driftwood inlays and a crystal gear shifter that give it a more sophisticated look than the BMW SUV.
  • While exterior dimensions of the Volvo XC60 and BMW X3 are similar, the Volvo XC60 has more cabin space. The Volvo XC60 has more legroom for each row as well as wider rows, which means five passengers fit more easily than in the BMW X3.
  • Need to use your luxury SUV for cargo transport? The new Volvo XC60 has more cubic feet of max cargo room than the new BMW X3.

Performance and Engine Options

  • These two-row luxury SUVs want drivers to have fun when taking to the open road, which shows with their easy handling and impressive power. The Volvo XC60 still holds advantages over the BMW X3 with both handling, it has a tighter turn radius, and power, it has more standard horsepower.
  • The BMW X3 only has one engine option while the new Volvo XC60 has three. The other gas engine of the Volvo XC60 has much more horsepower, 316, and torque, 295 pound-feet, than the BMW X3's lone engine, 248 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.
  • Want a green luxury SUV near Portsmouth? The new Volvo XC60 offers a plug-in hybrid luxury SUV option that has a 17-mile range and tons of power, 400 horsepower and 472 pound-feet of torque, for the perfect mix of capability and efficiency. The BMW X3 has no plug-in hybrid SUV option.
Volvo XC60 Leather Interior  

Volvo XC60 Technology 2020 Volvo XC60 Interior Features 

Volvo XC60 Back Seat  

Features and Safety

  • While the Volvo XC60 has a lower starting price than the BMW X3, it comes standard with a larger touchscreen for the infotainment system than the BMW X3 as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The BMW X3 has no Android Auto and a subscription for Apple CarPlay, so you'll end up paying extra for the convenience.
  • The Volvo XC60 comes standard with many safety features, like Active Bending Lights and Lane Keep Assist, that the BMW X3 again makes you pay extra for.
  • Finally, the Volvo XC60 has some features, including massaging front seats, that aren't options in the new BMW X3
2020 Volvo XC60 

Experience the Luxury of Volvo XC60 for Sale in Exeter, NH

So, the new Volvo XC60 stands out from the new BMW SUV near Portsmouth, NH in areas ranging from cabin design to performance to value. Whether you're a parent or a young professional, the new Volvo XC60 is a luxury SUV option to consider, and if you want to see this stunning model in person, Volvo Cars of Exeter is the place to come. We'd love to show you around our lot and the various Volvo SUVs for here, and we hope we can do so soon!


Volvo Cars of Exeter

140 Portsmouth Avenue
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